2017 National Ag Day Essay Contest

Written by NAMA on Thursday, January 5, 2017 , 1:01 pm

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 National Ag Day Essay Contest. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life” and the deadline is January 31, 2017. The contest is divided into two categories: the written essay contest and the video essay contest. Both are national competitions and there will be one winner for each category.

The national written essay winner receives a $1,000 prize and round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at the National Press Club Breakfast on March 21, 2017. The video essay winner wins a $1,000 prize.

The Ag Day Essay Contest is sponsored by CHS Inc., National Association of Farm Broadcasting, National Agri-Marketing Association and Penton Agriculture.

Click here for more information on the contest.


About National Ag Day:

This is the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day. The goal of the ACA is to provide a spotlight on agriculture and the food and fiber industry. The ACA not only helps consumers understand how food and fiber products are produced, but also brings people together to celebrate accomplishments in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.

The Agriculture Council of America will host several events in Washington D.C. this year; take a look at the 2016 Schedule of Events!

The ACA encourages everyone to get involved in National Ag Day. If you can’t make it to Washington D.C. to participate at the national level, there are many ways you can get involved with National Ag Day in your local communities. Visit the website to learn how you can get involved today.

Sponsorship:

National Ag Day would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. Thank you to all our 2016 sponsors! There are still sponsorship opportunities available, if you would like to get involved please contact Jenny Pickett, (913) 491-6500.

Ag Day Photo Contest

Written by NAMA on Friday, December 2, 2016 , 10:42 am

ag-day-logo_webThe National Ag Day Photo Contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists and photographers who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original photo will be chosen as the official 2017 National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in college.

Students are to take an original photo that ties into the 2017 Ag Day Theme: “Agriculture: Food for Life.” All entries must be received at the Agriculture Council of America office by midnight CST, December 15, 2016.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Ag Day Photo Contest.

Ag Day Photo Contest

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 , 9:49 am

ag-day-logo_webThe National Ag Day Photo Contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists and photographers who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original photo will be chosen as the official 2017 National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in college.

Students are to take an original photo that ties into the 2017 Ag Day Theme: “Agriculture: Food for Life.” All entries must be received at the Agriculture Council of America office by midnight CST, December 15, 2016.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Ag Day Photo Contest.

National Ag Day 2017

Written by NAMA on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 , 11:53 am

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The 2017 National Ag Day is March 21. The Agriculture Council of America has revamped the website for this year. Take a look now at www.agday.org. Check back often for more details on Ag Day.

Ag Day Essay Contest:

High school students across the country are invited to enter the National Ag Day essay and video contest, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.” The Council’s objective is to celebrate agriculture and to help consumers better understand how farmers and the companies serving them produce abundant, healthy, nutritious, and safe food that nourishes our families and consumers around the world.

The 2017 Ag Day Essay Contest is divided into two categories of competition: written essay and video essay. Contestants are to compose an original written essay and/or video essay with limited guidance from adults, teachers or agricultural industry professionals.

All entries must be received at the Agriculture Council of America office by midnight CST, January 31, 2017.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Ag Day Essay Contest.

Ag Day Photo Contest:

The National Ag Day Photo Contest is designed to showcase the talents of young artists and photographers who share a passion for modern agriculture. A winning original photo will be chosen as the official 2017 National Ag Day poster. The contest is open to all amateur artists enrolled in college.

Students are to take an original photo that ties into the 2017 Ag Day Theme: “Agriculture: Food for Life.” All entries must be received at the Agriculture Council of America office by midnight CST, December 15, 2016.

Click here for more information on the 2017 Ag Day Photo Contest.

Happy National Ag Day!

Written by NAMA on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 , 10:47 am

NewAgDay_MedToday is the 43rd Annual National Ag Day! The Agriculture Council of America is celebrating American Agriculture with events in Washington D.C.! If you can’t make it to the Nation’s Capital to celebrate, we hope you can celebrate in your community or local NAMA Chapter!

For more information on Ag Day and to find local events, visit www.agday.org.

Happy Ag Day!

Ag Day Only Two Weeks Away

Written by NAMA on Monday, February 29, 2016 , 8:53 am

NewAgDay_MedThe 2016 National Ag Day is only two weeks away! The Agriculture Council of America is excited about all the events they are putting on this year in Washington D.C. See below for a complete schedule of all 2016 Ag Day activities. Hope to see you in D.C.!

2016 National Ag Day Schedule
Monday, March 14

Agri-Pulse’s Ag Day kickoff event in Room 902 in the Hart Office Building

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Farm to Fork Politics: How Sustainability is Reframing Food Production and Marketing
Speakers: Chris Policinski, President & Chief Executive Officer, Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
Dave White, Co-Founder and Partner, 9b Group
Rod Snyder, President, Field to Market
Gregg Halverson, CEO, Black Gold Farms

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Agri-Pulse Customer Appreciation Reception

Keep the conversation going! Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres after the panel discussion.
Sponsored by Agri-Pulse
Free of Charge
Please register for Agri-Pulse events by March 1.

Tuesday, March 15

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Mix & Mingle Luncheon
Venue: Room 106 in the Dirksen Senate Building
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speakers:
Senator Cory Gardner
Outstanding Young Farmer Honoree Chad Garone
Free of charge

5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Celebration of Agriculture Dinner

Venue: Whitten Patio in the USDA Building
Emcee: Orion Samuelson
Speaker: J.B. Penn, Chief Economist, John Deere
Essay Contest Winner
Charles Eastin Award Presentation
This is a ticketed event. $150 per person or $1,500 for a reserved table of 10.

Click here to register for any or all of these events!

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